Los Angeles, CA – The USC Trojans men’s basketball team hosted the Cal Poly Mustangs at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, California.
The Trojans new alias will official be The Horse Whispers because they tamed those Cal Poly Mustangs into defeat with a final score USC 101 Cal Poly 82.
I’m sure when the Mustangs stepped out on the pine they felt very confident that this game would be theirs with Jordan McLaughlin on the mend from a broken nose and a sidelined Julian Jacobs for his tendinitis. They had no clue of that they were due to receive a savage beating from the Trojans bench.
The Trojans really mixed up the recipe tonight severing fresh hot stunning defense was the flavor of the day. And it fair to say the offense didn’t look to bad either. We had our usual cast of charters out there giving the crowd a show Bennie Boatwright with 10 points, Katin Reinhardt with a phenomenal 29 points, now this is where you would normally see Jordan name with some astronomical double digit amount but tonight he was the orchestrator, get that ball up the court to make room for Chimezie Metu 16 points, Julian Jacobs 10 points, and Darion Clark 10 points, to spread their wings and fly.
In addition to Julian returning to the court he came off of the injured list to get a all time career high in assist a grand total of 13. That makes for great team ball and one can totally see why the Trojans had 6 players in double digits.
Now the Mustangs did a little bucking and kicking of their own with 5 players in double digits Brain Bennett for 10 points, David Nwaba for 15 points, Taylor Sutlive for 13 points, Luke Meikle for 13 points and Zach Gordon for 11 points. The Mustangs even managed to pull off 11 steals, but those efforts would be futile as they could never seem to get the upper hand on those Trojans
With this game in the win column for USC they can focus on their up coming meeting with SIUE (Southern Illinois-Edwardsville) on December 21. This will be the first match-up for these two schools so the Trojans seriously need to prepare for the unknown.